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ERIC Number: ED258513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 22
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A Comparison of Three Teaching Evaluation Instruments.
Bruce, A. Jerry
Three instruments used to evaluate faculty were compared: the Student Instructional Report (SIR), produced by the Educational Testing Service, the College Instructional Evaluation Questionnaire (CIEQ), produced by the University of Arizona, and the Instructional Development and Effectiveness Assessment (IDEA), produced by Kansas State University. Information is provided on student and faculty preferences, correlations among instruments and scale scores, and content. The three instruments were administered to 426 students at 16 selected classes at Sam Houston State University. SIR appeared to measure the differential components of teaching with more clarity and was preferred by students and faculty over the other two instruments. It also had the greatest amount of feedback available. CIEQ was simpler to read, was shorter, and had fewer categories. IDEA, which seemed the most complex of the three, had many categories and much feedback, but was designed more for faculty development purposes than were the other two. In terms of cost, SIR was the most and CIEQ the least expensive. Since a high degree of correlation was found among the instruments, a single general factor underlying student ratings of instruction seemed to exist. Brief descriptions of each instrument are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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